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Edgar Allan Poe
Poe Timeline
Examples of Poe's Works
Literary Criticism
Total Effect
Theories on Poe's Death
Poe International
Further Reading
Pictures of E.A. Poe
Useful Links

Edgar Allan Poe’s most well know type of writing is short stories, a field that he pioneered with the idea of a single underlying effect that the story builds to.   Clearly, Poe’s favorite effect was that of horror and suspense.  He has regaled populations across continents with stories that leave the reader stunned, exhilarated, often times even scared.  Perhaps the longevity of his stories can be attributed to his masterful imposition of the aforementioned underlying effect, allowing those stories to be translated into numerous languages while keeping their mass appeal.  In one of his most famous stories, The Cask of Amontillado, Poe’s style is unique in use of probing sensory imagery, especially sounds.  Although he effectively transmits to the reader the feeling of the damp cellar, his most lasting impressions are left by the descriptions of the screaming count, the laying of the bricks, etc. 

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